The first study was conducted by four prep schools—the Lawrenceville School, Phillips Academy, Phillips Exeter Academy, and St.
Paul's School —and three universities—Harvard University, Princeton University and Yale University.
Create a thesis statement that reflects their relative weights.
A more complex thesis will usually include both similarities and differences.
The College Board, a non-profit organization though the cost may be subsidized by local or state programs.
Financial aid is available for students who qualify for it; the exam reduction is or per exam from College Board plus an additional rebate per fee-reduced exam from the school.
The AP curriculum for each of the various subjects is created for the College Board by a panel of experts and college-level educators in that field of study.
For a high school course to have the designation, the course must be audited by the College Board to ascertain that it satisfies the AP curriculum.
Although the assignment may say “compare,” the assumption is that you will consider both the similarities and differences; in other words, you will compare and contrast.
The assignment sheet may say exactly what you need to compare, or it may ask you to come up with a basis for comparison yourself.